The Stamp Gallery presents Humor Yourself, an exhibition featuring the illustrations of local artists John Shipman and Rachel Bone, who combine whimsical, dreamlike images and concise, illustrative styles. Curated by University of Maryland students Danielle Brown ’10 and Eldis Sula ’11, Humor Yourself playfully explores the potential of illustrations to enhance our otherwise common perceptions of the world. These undisguised pieces—surreal but concrete, fantastic but minimal—take a rational approach to their irrational subject matter. By engaging viewers with their acute humor and sharp irony, these pieces invite the audience to focus their imaginations on single fanciful moments in order to make connections between illusory subjects and the precise, fastidious manner in which they're portrayed. If you don't believe the disparity between fantasy and reality can be reconciled, these works dare you to fill in the gaps. Opening reception is tomorrow, May 19th from 5-7pm.